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On April 11 the author of five books of poetry and two essay collections, including Power and Possibility: Essays, Interviews, Reviews (University of Michigan Press, 2007), read her poem "Haircut" at the opening presentation of the Hill Center Poetry Series, cosponsored by the Library of Congress and the Washington Post.
The first in a series of three readings and discussions celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Poetry Society of America's Chapbook Fellowship features 2006 winner Dan Chelotti alongside that year's judge, Pulitzer Prize-winner Yusef Komunyakaa, introduced by PSA executive director Alice Quinn at New York City's Strand Book Store.
If you've spent a significant amount of time using New York City's transit system during the past two decades, chances are you've come across Donald Green, who writes and sells his poems to commuters riding the city's subways and refers to himself as "The NY Times Published Poet." (One of his poems was reprinted in the paper as part of an article by Bruce Weber back in 2000). In this video by Rebecca Sanchez, Green reads some of his recent work....
Late last year poets Kevin Young, Evie Shockley, and Terrance Hayes participated in a roundtable symposium on newness in the creative arts and American expressive culture. This event was held at Brown University's Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.
In the most recent installment of P.O.P, Rachel Eliza Griffiths's video series about contemporary poetry and its culture, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy K. Smith reads a poem by Seamus Heaney as well as an excerpt of one of her own poems, "My God, it's Full of Stars," and answers a question about whether poetry should address political issues.